Keeping it Simple: Silhouette Saturday: Super Hero Capes

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Silhouette Saturday: Super Hero Capes

One of my sweet friends made my boys some capes 2 years ago. They LOVE them but they just got to be too small. So I decided to make them some. I googled capes and I found this tutorial on Creation Corner.

We went to Hobby Lobby one weekend and I let the boys pick out their own fabric. I tried to direct them in one way, but they definitely have opinions. They both wanted gold. So we went with that. I actually like the gold and the best part, the edges don't fray so I didn't have to hem them!

It was so easy to make, most of the sewing was for the star in the middle. So here's how I made it:

1) I measured my boys. I measure the shoulders and then the length, I added 3-4 inches for the collar. For the width of the bottom of the cape, I just figured about 30" for my 6 year old and 24" for my 2 year old.

2) Then I folded the piece of fabric in half. I made a patten for the neck. I made sure that it was 7 inches (half the distance between the shoulders) tall.

3) Then I cut a straight line from the end of the neck to the bottom of the cape. The bottom of the cape is 15" wide (half of the 30" that I wanted it to be)

4) I then sewed some velcro onto the neck straps

5) For the star and letter, I used my Silhouette and fabric interfacing paper and cut it out. I made the letter cut out of the middle because I could use less fabric and not have to sew as much, plus I used the K for my 2 year old's cape.

6) I ironed on the K

7) Then I sewed it onto the cape.



I made matching cuffs too.





Here's one that I did for my 2 year old. He doesn't like it yet, but he will.


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5 comments:

Kelley said...

Oh, boy! These will be keepsakes, too.

Signed,
Mother of the 4.9.11 Bride

WobiSobi said...

WOw so much fun!! And Cuffs too. I wish I had a cape like that when I was young. :)

Chandeen @ Designed by Chance said...

Love these...I wonder if my friend's son is too old...hrmm

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

How adorable! All of my kids (now grown) LOVED capes and wore them all the time -- is that weird or what?! I made all of them for costumes but they were worn long after Halloween was over and I've kept them all! These are beautiful!

Sharee said...

Those are SOOOO cute!!

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